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Revels SunFest PosterWashington Revels SunFest

When: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Ellsworth Street Plaza, Downtown Silver Spring

            FREE and FAMILY-FRIENDLY!

Get Involved in Washington Revels' SunFest!

We are still looking for: Volunteers

2011 SunFest Performers Announced

Our 2nd annual SunFest features two stages of entertainment presenting traditions from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the U.S, including a fusion of many traditions by The Pushovers and Afrikan Rhapsody.

» View All 2011 Performers

2011 T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

We received 30 impressive entries to our SunFest T-Shirt Design Contest from local area students, representing all grade levels from Kindergarten to 12th grade.  We hope you will take a moment to look at all the fabulous entries and think about joining our next Art Contest this fall for the 2011 Christmas Revels.

» View T-Shirt Contest Entries and Winners


Washington Revels is pleased to present the second annual SunFest, produced by Amber Ileene Curry, a vibrant performing arts festival in celebration of the summer! This free-to-the-public festival will be held in downtown Silver Spring on June 19 (summer solstice weekend) featuring a wide variety of traditional performing arts, with an emphasis on sun and summer celebrations from around the world. Ellsworth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic and we’ll party in Silver Plaza. Washington Revels will lead a parade joined by the other performing arts groups on two stages, plus cameo performances by other singers and instrumentalists. There will be a folk mart with artisan handicrafts and activities for kids.

I attended the SunFest [2010] with my family today and had a great time.  I have always wanted to celebrate the summer solstice and have read about various celebrations of it.  The way you brought together so many cultural celebrations was wonderful.  Thank you soooooo much.  I hope you are considering making this a yearly celebration!
-- In Appreciation, Lynn

Opening Parade

  • Members of Washington Revels will march with puppets, street dancers, colorful banners and streamers
  • Dancers representing earth, fire, air, and water will accompany a giant Sun to reign over our festivities, along with his consort, Water Mother, a large reed puppet.
  • Other performing groups will also march in the parade, with music and percussion

Two Stages of Music, Dance, and Fun!

And MORE!

  • Arts and crafts activities especially for kids
  • Artisan handicrafts displays and sales
  • Splash in Silver Fountain
  • Enjoy the many wonderful restaurants and stores in Silver Plaza
Revels SunFest is hosted by Downtown Silver Spring - The Peterson Companies
 
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  Updated: June 13, 2011